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CSM Correctional Officer - Georgia Department of Corrections (STATEWIDE)

Law Enforcement
Corrections, Georgia Department of - GDC

Under supervision, maintains custody and security of prisoners and other incarcerated offenders and maintains order in correctional institutions and other places of detention. Enforces all institutional policies, rules, procedures, and regulations. Enforces rules, regulations, and state laws necessary for control and management of offenders and the maintenance of public safety. Escorts offenders in transit and during temporary leaves. Guards facility entrances in order to screen visitors. Handles and trains canines for tracking, search and rescue, guard duty, detection of contraband. Inspects, inventories, maintains physical control of, logs keys, tools, weapons and related equipment. Maintains order, discipline, and security within assigned areas in accordance with relevant rules, regulations, policies and laws. Observes conduct and behavior of offenders to prevent disturbances and escapes. Oversees offenders during work assignments, meals, and recreation periods. Patrols assigned areas and report any problems. Prepares admission, program, releases, transfers and other reports. Responds to emergencies. Takes offenders in custody and escort to locations within and outside of the facility. Transports offenders to and from correctional facilities.

Are you interested in becoming a CSM Correctional Officer but not sure what to do?  This is the place to start!  Once you apply, your application will be forwarded to facilities within a reasonable distance from your home.  If you're from out of state, your application will be forwarded to locations with the greatest need for officers.  If you meet their standards, they will contact you and set up an interview.

A CSM Correctional Officer works at close security and special mission prisons, which are higher level security prisons.  Close security prisons house offenders who have been convicted of more serious crimes.  Special mission prisons have a unique function that distinguishes their operations from other facilities (e.g., intake of new offenders, offenders with underlying medical conditions).  These prisons have more difficult operations, so the officers that work there receive a higher rate of pay.

Being a CSM Correctional Officer isn't easy, but it is rewarding.  You will be part of a team that protects the citizens of Georgia and rehabilitates offenders.  The salary and benefits are great, too.  Every day is a new challenge for a CSM Correctional Officer.  If you're up for the challenge, apply today!

Starting salary is $21.28 per hour, with a salary increase after 6 months and a promotion and another increase at the 12 month mark.
13 paid holidays per year, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401(k), Vision Insurance, On the Job Training, Life Insurance

Click the link below to download and complete an SOG Application:

State of Georgia Security Application

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About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)
The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising approximately 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information on the GDC, please visit

Mission Statement:

To protect Georgians by operating secure facilities and providing opportunities for offender rehabilitation.

High school diploma or GED AND any combination of training and experience which would enable the applicant to meet the minimum standards of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).

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